AMARANTE ROMERO On Saturday evening, August 31st, 2013 at 7:03pm, Amarante Romero, surrounded by his loving family, went to be with his Lord Jesus Christ. Amarante was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 6, 1920 to Luis and Valeria Romero. He was the third of five children: Eutilia, Filemon, Melinda and Jose Librado. He attended school at Agua Fria School, graduating from the eighth grade. He married his lovely wife, Emma Crespin on November 28, 1939. Together they owned and operated the A. Romero Grocery Store in the Agua Fria Village, where they raised their daughters Eva Mae Gonzales, Thelma Lopez, and Arlene Tercero. In 1984, Amarante gave his life to the Lord Jesus as his Savior. He made Capital Christian Church, now called The Light of Mission Viejo, his home church. He gave 35 years of volunteer public service to Agua Fria Village and the greater Santa Fe area and the Democratic Party. His public service came to an abrupt end when his wife Emma got sick. From that moment on he never left her side, setting an example of their love and devotion to one another. Amarante was preceded in death by his parents Luis and Valeria Romero, his wife Emma Crespin, his daughter Dorothy, his sister Eutilia, his brother Filemon, his son-in-law Leroy Gonzales, and two grandsons Dino Gonzales and Antonio Lopez. He is survived by his daughters Eva Mae Gonzales, Thelma and her husband Orlando Lopez, Arlene and her husband Frank Tercero, his sister Melinda Pike, his brother Librado Romero and wife Prudy, 15 grandchildren, many great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. His family loved him very much and made great efforts to provide him with gentle loving care. The family extends their thanks for the many expressions of love shown to him and to them. Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 5th from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at the Beradrinelli Family Funeral Service Chapel, 1399 Luisa Street, Santa Fe, NM and on Friday, September 6th from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at The Light at Mission Viejo Church and funeral service will be Friday at 11:30 a.m. at The Light at Mission Viejo Church, 4601 Mission Bend, Santa Fe, NM and burial will follow at Rosario Cemetery. Berardinelli Family Funeral Service 1399 Luisa Street Santa Fe, NM 87505 (505) 984-8600 Please sign our guestbook for the family at: www.berardinellifuneralhome.com
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Berardinelli Family Funeral Service
1399 Luisa Street
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Published in Santa Fe New Mexican on Jan. 1, 1900